How to remote control an IPAD ?

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    With everyone researching this topic for the iPad (and I did a lot myself and came up with the same unfortunate answer), did anyone come across a way to remotely control an Android-based tablet, such as the Samsung Galaxy, from a Windows PC? I'd love to purchase an Ipad for two elderly relatives who live a distance away, but I'm not going to do that without me being able to remote in. They currently have Windows desktops, and my remote control (with GoToMyPC) is a necessity sometimes. I only found one thing on an Android tablet forum about remoting into an Android tablet, but it was too complicated.
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    There is no easy way to do that for any tablet. Sorry.

    Sent from The Droid... The one you were looking for...
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    Hy Jcb, take a look: I am looking for something slightly different that it is a big touchscreen that can work/control as BIG Ipad,
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    will be necessary an app that let to interact the pc and the Ipad, til now only 1 company in the world did it and it is crunchylogistics.com, but I think that like the padzilla they realized, it is the pc that controls the ipad connected in the big interactive table, but they ask for too much money!!! and I know like all, that the real costs it is really cheap and lower , so Guys! let's go with the brainstorming, Geniouses! I opened also a post to have a real solution, since it exists!
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    Just because they say it is 'like' an iPad does not mean you can do the same thing with an iPad.

    However; If you were talking about the Padzilla product, it can be emulated with an iPad, an HDTV, AppleTV, and Mirroring (or you can skip the AppleTV if you're willing to use the HDMI cable). You can't do stuff directly on the HDTV screen, but you can show almost anything you do on the iPad on the HDTV.

    None of this has much of anything to do with the thread's subject though.
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    Early on, someone was asking why one would want to remote control an iPad, as if there were no reasonable need for this. In my case, my 85 year old mother is an interested computer user, living on the other side of the world, who occasionally needs assistance. For her computer, we are able to VNC into the system and show her stuff directly on the screen, which she learns from very conveniently. It is much more difficult explaining things on the iPad when we can't see what she is doing and have to rely on her descriptions.

    I would be very keen to find the equivalent of VNC into the iPad in order to assist with her learning curve on that device as well.
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    Remote Control

    Maybe you are looking for this bluetooth remote control. It works in iPad/iPhone/iPod/iMac and also with windows computers. Google rlwebdigital and you will find one site in portuguese but you can use google translator to translate to portuguese, or ask me help in doing it for you.
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    Why not use an app like air display and use the ipads as a second screen for the PC? Then run a demo on the PC's second screen which would be the ipad.
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    I asked about this in another thread and was told this isn't available for the iPad at all - apparently it would violate Apple's Terms of Service. In my case, I wanted our Help Desk to help our sales reps in the field who have iPads.
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    Has nothing to do terms of service. It's about how the OS works, and the build in security. A remote control app needs complete access to an iPad and all of it's apps. iOS is specifically built to prevent one app from being able to access another app, and limit all apps access to the OS itself to approved (supposedly safe) data and procedures.

    It's about security.

    Doesn't mean you have to like it. Doesn't mean they are right, or wrong, or whatever. It's just the choices Apple made when designing iOS, and the compromise they chose in the security vs. accessibility balance that all computer operating systems have to deal with.
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    saw this remote controll app in the Apple App store called LogMeIn maybe it might help might help
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    I can answer the "why you need this" question. I must say I'm just as amazed you asked why. I own an IT firm and my clients need me to remote in to fix or change configurations. My company spends around thousands per year for various remote management applications. We can remote into PC's, Mac's, and any smart phone except IOS devices. So, yes, we need this very badly. It's the difference between a 5 minute remote session and an 90 minute trip to and from a cliemts location.
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    I'll tell you why. I have a 7 month old daughter and I have put my IPAD in a headrest holder for her to watch in the car. And with her being in the back and I'm driving I can't control the IPAD. So that is why I'm looking for a remote control for the IPAD.
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    I've been using PC's for 20 years and Macs for 5. I just persuaded my GF to buy an iPad for her grandmother overseas, watched them have one happy Skype conversation, and then spend the next week unable to communicate because her grandmother logged out of Skype and couldn't get back in. As I write this, my GF is struggling once again to get her grandmother to log in.

    iPads are being pitched for just this kind of usage - simple interface, suitable for kids and elderly etc etc. Someone long ago must have realized that this lack of remote control capability was a major problem. Frankly, given how widespread this feature is through the rest of the IT universe, I couldn't even imagine it wasn't possible for the iPad. What a huge oversight on my part.

    I thought the iPad was a consumer friendly device. Now I'm thinking - so much for all of the complaints about user-unfriendly windows-based PCs. At least those were problems that could be fixed.
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    I would like to trigger my iPad remotely to start and end video and sound recordings with my iPhone.
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    i use a jail broken ipad 3 ios 5.1.1 with
    apple bluetooth keyboard
    voice control from cydia
    voice actions as well
    activator too
    from across the room i hit both volume keys on bluetooth keyboard and it opens voice contol
    i say mail it opens mail or music or video
    iv put in 25 commands even unlock
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    Are you able to use SSH? If you jailbreak it, you can use root to login to remote PC's
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    If you can't log in to the Ipad with a PC because of Apples terrific "security" controls, can this be done by jailbreaking the ipad? I'd rather have a jailbroken Ipad my mother can use rather than an ipaperweight.

    BTW everyone looking for a "remote control device" for music and video playback etc. there are about 30 threads dedicated to the subject. This isn't one of them.
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    Think about this a second. Apple is really trying to target the Business world with IPad and IPhone these days. The original Iphone was not at all a business tool, but since then every revision of iOS has improved functionality for the business user. I am a Droid user, and I bear no ill will to Apple or Google, I simply care about results. Iphone and Ipad are powerful and highly secure tools that have been designed for not only fun play but also to better enhance the life of the business user. Apply and Google both embraced Microsoft ActiveSync technology for exchange integration, something the laggards at RIM have yet to do in Blackberry, This makes every Ipad, Iphone, and Droid device instantly ready for exchange syncronization, meaning users can use their own devices instead of the company needing to spend tons of money on a BES server and a Blackberry for each user.

    Apple already has Mobile Device Management to keep the devices tailored to the business, you can configure exchange email, passcodes, installation policies all with MBM, but thats it. you cannot assist a user with any other problem related to a LOB app that may be the result of poor user configs. If you can remote control the device imagine how much easier the IT dept. will be able to assist not only users with devices issued by the company but also the BYOD crowd as well. THAT my friends is why we need remote access capability on Iphone and Ipad.
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    Replicate is not the answer if the device is not in the same WiFi

    I have been looking for a solution for a while now, to the point where I am contemplating developing the app myself.
    Why? I sent my mother an iPad as a gift. It is the greatest thing I could have done to our relationship. She lives very far away (different country, 11 Hours flight from me) and this allows us to easily video chat, something I never got her to do on any computer. Now, I need a way to support her remotely and the "what do you see on the screen" game is no good.

    I have looked at Replicate. Costs $4,99 and seem to only allow you limited control and only on a device on the same WiFi. To me - it's kind'a missing the remote aspect.

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